Are you a qualified psychotherapist or psychotherapeutic counsellor with high professional standards? Or a recent psychotherapy graduate in search of recognition for the work you’ve put into your training? You could be eligible for UKCP full clinical membership.
Holding a UKCP membership demonstrates your commitment, passion and drive to deliver high-quality psychotherapy. It indicates to clients and employers that you have fulfilled our robust training requirements, and that you honour the psychotherapeutic relationship by following our ethical and professional codes of practice.
UKCP membership shows that you are prepared to continue challenging yourself to deliver services of the highest standard through ongoing training and development.
Upon joining, you will receive a UKCP certificate which opens doors to many job opportunities, including public health services and third sector organisations.
You’ll be added to our Professional Standards Authority-accredited national register, which acts as a guarantee to prospective clients and employers that you ensure public protection and inspires confidence in the work you do.
You’ll also have the opportunity to create a profile in our user-friendly Find A Therapist directory, which is viewed by over 400,000 people every year.
Stay informed about developments in psychotherapy and mental health with a free subscription of the New Psychotherapist magazine, published three times a year.
Our fortnightly emails will keep you fully briefed on news affecting the profession, updates on our campaigns, and the latest developments within UKCP.
You will be the first to know about our free and exclusive webinar series, covering member-recommended topics such as remote working and marketing your practice. The video archive of previous sessions is also available for streaming in case you’re not able to attend the live event.
To help you build essential CPD hours, you’ll gain access to discounted places at our events and conferences, as well as reduced prices on the UKCP book series.
We’ve also negotiated special rates on professional indemnity insurance with two leading insurance companies to help you manage the cost of your practice.
We work hard to raise public awareness of the importance of qualified professionals when seeking psychotherapeutic services. We aim to influence the government, NHS and other key organisations to improve and increase access to psychotherapy for all.
Our work includes:
To see our membership fees for the current year, visit our Membership fees page. Our membership year runs from 1 October to 30 September. If you join part way through the year, the fee will be pro-rated – for example, if you join in November, you pay 11/12th of the annual fee.
You can apply online to join us if you’ve completed your training with a UKCP organisational member or if you are already a member of a UKCP organisation. You can download our guide to joining online.
Once we’ve received your completed application form and payment information, we will verify your details with your organisational member. This will usually take around 7-10 working days.
If you trained elsewhere and are not already a member of a UKCP organisational member, you will need to have your qualifications and experience accredited through one of our accrediting organisations. They will compare your professional education and training with UK training standards and assess your skills and experience.
When your membership is reaching its renewal date, we’ll send you a message. By applying to and renewing your membership, you agree to the full clinical membership declaration/terms and conditions.